Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research demonstrated that biomarkers associated with traumatic brain injury were elevated among law enforcement and military personnel, particularly in active duty participants with longer duration of service. Most notably, these elevated biomarker levels were observed in individuals without a diagnosed brain injury or concussion.
Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research demonstrated the potential of a novel blood test for cathepsin B, a well-studied protein important to brain development and function, as an indicator for a range of disease states.
A unique vaccine to protect against COVID-19 begins clinical testing Tuesday, 6 April, at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR), part of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command. Scientists developed a nanoparticle vaccine, based on a ferritin platform, which offers a flexible approach to targeting multiple variants of SARS-COV-2 and potentially other coronaviruses as well.
Scientists at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, in a collaboration with Duke University, have confirmed that monoclonal antibodies can be an effective tool in the global fight against malaria.
Researchers from the PTSD Systems Biology Consortium, led by scientists from the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, have identified distinct biotypes for post-traumatic stress disorder, the first of their kind for any psychological disorder. “These biotypes can refine the development of screening tools and may explain the varying efficacy of PTSD treatments”, said Dr. Marti Jett, leader of the consortium and WRAIR chief scientist.
Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research recently demonstrated that brain-related proteins are linked to low levels of overpressure exposure from weapons and explosives used in training.
Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research have shown that microRNA biomarkers related to Alzheimer’s disease play a role in brain damage caused by traumatic brain injury.
Though the COVID-19 pandemic remains a top priority for the U.S. Army and government’s healthcare and medical research apparatus, SARS-CoV-2 is just one of many ongoing infectious disease-related public health concerns. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria remain a significant threat to the public as well as Service Members, on and off the battlefield.
Scientists at the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research and Army Research Laboratory have developed a computer-based training to reduce anger, reactive aggression and hostile attribution bias—the tendency to attribute hostile intent to the actions of others—in ambiguous social conflict situations.